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Why I’m Running – Linda Weber

  A record number of women are running for office. Among them is Linda Weber, who is running for Congress in New Jersey's 7th District. In the first of UniteWomen.org's new series entitled #WhyImRunning, she tells us about her background and why she decided to run for office. Linda announced her candidacy this Mother's Day on AM-Joy with Joy Reid.   "Like many Americans, and...


Equal Pay – Laws of Two Nations

Republican Senators have introduced a watered down, toothless bill designed to address the problem of pay equity. S. 875, a six page bill, is deceptively entitled the "Workplace Advancement Act." This bill is but yet another Republican sponsored amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; an act which stood for 60 years and offered workplace protections for all Americans until it was gutted...


Feminists, Mujeristas and Womanists, It’s Time To Unite!

Unless you are one of the few charmed women in the world that has been spared any struggle, it is time to recognize that we women are facing battles that our mothers and grandmothers fought years ago and policies being written by privileged white males. Most of us are in the process of living a full and well rounded life. In some cases you will be acknowledged for those experiences and in others...


One Woman’s Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


Binders Full of Women…beyond the jokes

There were many moments during the debate Tuesday evening that caused me to have deep concern for women’s rights, but it was the reference to “binders full of women” that triggered a flashback. In the early eighties, I was one of five women working in advertising sales in the Detroit area where 90% of our clients were automotive accounts. Just going through the interviewing process was an...


I remember the day clearly.

I remember the day clearly. I remember the face. The feeling. This is the first time I am saying it out loud, in public, to anyone. A secret hidden from my parents, sisters, best friends, I have told no one on earth and held it inside for 43 years. Every time I think back to that day, I push it to the back of my memories with tears, I am shaking now as I write these words. What will people t...


Daily Round-Up

Wondering what's going on with the attack on women's rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women! Why Women Aren’t Crazy You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. You’re overreacting. Calm down. Relax. Stop freaking out! You’re crazy! I was just joking, don’t you have a sense of humor? You’re...


Daily Round-Up

Wondering what's going on with the attack on women's rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women! Tax plan: Some would pay more Not only do those making less than $200,000 get a tax increase to pay for the tax cuts for those making more than $200,000, but the worst hurt are those filing as single. Guess who that hurts….Read Mor...


Daily Round-Up

Wondering what's going on with the attack on women's rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women! Lisa Brown Performs 'Vagina Monologues' On Michigan Statehouse Steps LANSING, Mich. — A state lawmaker who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying "vagina" during debate ov...


A Southern Lady’s Rant

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Gentility, decorum and just plain old good manners are the mark of a proper southern woman.  We pride ourselves on our hospitality and adherence to the social graces. That is, until some scurrilous individual takes advantage of our inherent good nature.  Then all Hell breaks loose and I am here to tell you all Hell is breaking loose all over this country. It seems they have taken our polit...


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